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A Question of Time : American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction.

Author: Cindy Weinstein
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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Many of the finest critics working in American literature explore the representation of time from colonial times to the present.
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Weinstein, Cindy.
A Question of Time : American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction.
New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Weinstein
ISBN: 9781108534314 1108534317
OCLC Number: 1064989287
Description: 1 online resource (366 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction; Part I Materializing Time; Chapter 1 The Sense of Impending: Nathaniel Beverley Tucker's The Partisan Leader: A Tale of the Future; Chapter 2 Mary Chesnut's Epic Time; Chapter 3 "I read my Mission as 'twere a book'": Temporality and Form in the Early African American Serial Sketch Tradition; Part II Performing Time. Chapter 4 "At the Time of that Look": The Problems with Simultaneity in the Testimony at SalemChapter 5 Bad Timing: Indigenous Reception and American Literary Style; Chapter 6 André, Theatricality, and the Time of Revolution; Chapter 7 Shakers, Not Movers: The Physiopolitics of Shaker Dance; Part III Timing Time; Chapter 8 And Per Se And: Time and Tempo in "The Masque of the Red Death"; Chapter 9 The Late Forever: Queer Temporality in the Poems of Frank Bidart, D.A. Powell, and Richard Siken; Chapter 10 DeLillo, Slowing Down. Chapter 11 Rhyming Times: The Architecture of Progressive Time and Simultaneity in Richard McGuire's HerePart IV Theorizing Time; Chapter 12 The Tone of Time: Specious Presence and the Jamesian Sentence; Chapter 13 Mediterraneans of the Americas: Going Anti-Imperial, Comparatively; Chapter 14 Faulkner's Light in August and New Theories of Novelistic Time; Chapter 15 "End of the End of the Line": The Broken Temporality of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.

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